UO Weekly Wrap for Nov. 15-22

Maya Lazaro, Flux Magazine editor-in-chief for 2012-13

The Weekly Wrap is an update each Friday morning from the Office of Strategic Communications. It provides highlights of news you may have missed during the week and showcases UO stories about amazing students, faculty, staff and alumni.

UO Research

Condom Contest Produces 812 Ideas for Improvement

The New York Times: In an effort to create a better condom, the Bill Gates Foundation has chosen 11 applicants and awarded them $100,000 each to develop their ideas, including UO’s Richard Chartoff.

Neuroplasticity and Early Childhood Education

Inside Higher Ed: In today’s Academic Minute, UO researcher Helen Neville describes a method that utilizes early childhood education to overcome socioeconomic disadvantages in educational outcomes.

UO in the News

Medieval, modern meld at UO

The Register-Guard: UO students get front row seats at an authentic medieval European martial arts demonstration for Michael Furtado’s upper-division Medieval Warfare class.

UO on the Web

UO School of Journalism and Communication publications earn top honors

UO News: UO’s School of Journalism publications, Flux and Ethos Magazine, both won the prestigious Pacemaker award for 2013.

Architects from Shanghai come to Oregon to learn sustainability practices

AroundtheO: Professional architects from Xian Dai Architectural Design Group in China are visiting the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts for 10 weeks of intensive study in sustainable architecture.

UO to begin the renovation and expansion of the Erb Memorial Union

UO News: A $95 million dollar renovation and expansion of the EMU will begin in December. Completion is scheduled for June 2016.

UO Happenings

Preschoolers help UO Law School with fundraising flurries

KMTR: Snowflakes crafted by preschoolers at the Vivian Olum Child Development Center will be auctioned to support law students who want to spend their summers working in public service.

Biodiversity at 25 – series of UO workshops begins Nov. 21

AroundtheO: The paradox of biodiversity will be the subject of a series of workshops beginning today (Nov. 21) at the University of Oregon and continuing through next spring.

UO Athletics

Gameday in the UO coaches' "stress box”

GoDucks.com: An inside look at what happens in the Oregon Ducks coaches’ box during a football game.

Ducks Garner Pac-12 Academic Accolades

GoDucks.com: The University of Oregon’s women’s soccer team had seven student-athletes earn honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic honors.